Renee Bruess has collected many, many rows in the past few years. Her creative layouts and beautiful quilting have turned into some beautiful quilts.

1) Design a row yourself to fit into the theme.

Renee added the Split Rock Row to go into this quilt for her father-in-law. He loves lighthouses and grew up near Split Rock, so it had to go into the quilt. These rows were collected in 2015-2016.

The single tree vertical row was designed by Renee to fit in with the Eastern Washington rows from Row by Row On the Go 2017.

2) Add a design or pattern that coordinates with the theme.

The Texas quilt needed a little something more, so Renee used a kit she purchased from Stitchin’ Heaven for the boot section. Notice how her quilting reflects the Texas theme!

3) Collect your rows and make your quilts with a person in mind.

Renee made this quilt using Row by Row Home Sweet Home Rows in 2016. It was designed and given as a graduation gift for a special guy joining the service. After basic training, he had the quilt shipped to him and uses it every night.

You can see that Renee does a lot of traveling and puts a lot of thought into her quilt layouts. She says, “Rowing becomes a priority during the summer. It’s good thing my husband travels with me or he would starve!” We are excited to see what Renee will do with the new shapes in 2018!

Follow her journeys on Instagram @reneeisquilty